I'm now clearly 38 weeks pregnant and during this pregnancy have been offered a seat on public transport (which I catch to work every day) by about three people in nine months. Wake up Aucklanders, get off your phones and get some manners.
Many thanks to the kind residents of Tindalls Beach, Whangaparaoa who offered food, drink and loos during the five hours in my car last week waiting for a crashed bus to be removed from the only road home.
Noisy resident tuis in Auckland city suburbs are driving me insane. From their raucous mating calls in October and November to the frenzied defence of nectar in December to their very loud pre-dawn and invasive high-pitched bird call throughout the days in January and February. Fly off to the bushland and leave us city dwellers in peace!
Waking up to the sunshine coming up over Rangitoto this summer from our camping spot at the Takapuna Holiday Park has been just magic. What a special place to have in Auckland. Thank you for having us Takapuna, we will be back.
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I visited Raglan recently with my friend and our dogs. We were saddened to see that dogs are banned from the town centre, even on a lead. Whatever the justification there is for this, it seems very mean-spirited. Perhaps the grumpy man I walked past who said "bloody dogs everywhere" is a decision-maker on the council.
A big thank you to a lady who found my car keys and new cellphone on Bayswater Ave. I really appreciate what you did. It shows there are good people out there.